100 Min. | Adventure | March 2015
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Director: Brian Falk
Staring: Tom Felton, Garret Dillahunt, Jake Abel
Against the Sun Review: Against the Sun is an incredible true story honestly told and very well acted. As someone with family in the military who loves true stories about American history, this one hit all the right notes. Historical films can feel a bit stiff or over dramatized, but this hit the sweet spot of good acting and an engaging story. It was a trip seeing Tom Felton is something other than Harry Potter, but once you get over the initial double take, you realize he is a fine actor who has a bright future ahead of him.
Don’t except a lot to see except a lifeboat, water and three guys trying to survive. But to me that was enough because you live the whole movie like it was you that was trapped on the Pacific Ocean. The problems they have to get drinking water and food make you realize in what kind of hell they had to live during so long alone on the ocean. And when you know it’s based on a true story then it makes it always a bit more special when you watch a movie like Against the Sun. What else would you do if you were surrounded by water without any land in sight? Overall, Against the Sun is a worth watch.